Far Away Mountain, aka Peak 11930

Elevation: 11,930 ft
Prominence: 550

Climbing and access information for this peak is found on page 283. Updated September 2018


Far Away Mountain, aka Peak 11930, is one of the most remote Lost River summits. It is the 14th highest Idaho summit and one of the least climbed 11ers. Despite it’s remote location, it is a great climb. I think it is best done by backpacking up Dry Creek to the point where it splits at 8,200 feet. There are some great camping spots in this area and the trail is in good shape. Keep in mind that the start of the trail on the north side of Dry Creek involves driving through a deep stream crossing. Best to wait until the spring run off ends. You will also have two wide stream crossings as you hike up the canyon.

Far Away Mountain viewed from Ferguson Peak.

Far Away Mountain viewed from Ferguson Peak.

The peak is listed on page 283 in the book and is found on the Massacre Mountain USGS quad. Since the book was published climbers have ascended the peak from the east via Upper Cedar Creek.

Below our photos from my climb.

The first stream crossing.

The first stream crossing.

The from camp at 8200 feet. Triple Peak is above and to the left.

The from camp at 8200 feet. Triple Peak is above and to the left.

The route leaves the camp and climbs up the left fork of Dry Creek. There is no best route. Game trails can be found on the both sides of the creek. Find your best route up the canyon. Its a good place to meditate on suffering.

The route leaves the camp and climbs up the left fork of Dry Creek.
There is no best route. Game trails can be found on the both sides
of the creek. Find your best route up the canyon. Its a good place to
meditate on suffering.

The suffering will eventually ease a bit andpay off as you get above the trees.

The suffering will eventually ease a bit and pay off as you get above the trees.

Keep following the canyon up and it turns due west.

Keep following the canyon up and it turns due west.

The headwall is talus hell. The summit is off to the right of this photo. We climbed up throuhg the right center of this photo and then decsended down the east ridge.

The headwall is talus hell. The summit is off to the right of this photo.
We climbed up throuhg the right center of this photo and then
decsended down the east ridge.

Almost on Top
Almost on top.

Almost on top.

The views from the top of Far Away are awesome. This is the north face of USGS.

The views from the top of Far Away are awesome. This is the north face of USGS.

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Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Lost River Range

Year Climbed: 2004

Longitude: -113.04519   Latitude: 44.04519

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